What channel is Lions vs. Bears on today? Time, TV schedule for 2021 NFL Thanksgiving game



We are all thankful for football — even if it’s Lions football.

A tradition as Thanksgiving as turkey and listening to your annoying uncle talk about conspiracy theories at the dinner table, the Lions are once again suiting up on Turkey Day, this year taking on the Bears in the Thanksgiving matinee.

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After sitting out a week with an oblique issue, Jared Goff once again returns under center, as the Lions continue to search for their first victory in the Dan Campbell era. The team came oh-so-close in Week 10, instead settling for a tie with the Steelers rather than the win.

The Justin Fields-era Bears have gotten off to a sluggish start, though the Ohio State product has shown more life in recent weeks under center. The Lions will have their hands full if the first-round QB continues to show flashes of what he can be on Thanksgiving.

Here’s how and when you can watch Lions vs. Bears:

What channel is Lions vs. Bears on today?

  • TV channel (national): Fox
  • Live stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV

Fox kicks off the NFL’s Turkey Day slate of games. The usual pairing of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be on the call.

For those looking to live stream the game, fuboTV carries Fox, and offers a seven-day free trial.

If you’re unsure which of your local channels is Fox, specific channel number information for your locality can be found here.

In Canada, viewers can watch Lions vs. Bears on DAZN, which includes every NFL game as part of a 30-day free trial.

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Lions vs. Bears start time

  • Date: Thursday, Nov. 25
  • Kickoff: 12:30 p.m. ET

The early game kicks off at 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT), as is custom for Thanksgiving day games.

The game kicks off a triple-header of matchups on Thanksgiving, followed by Raiders vs. Cowboys and Saints vs. Bills. 

Thanksgiving NFL schedule 2021

Here’s the customary triple-header of games for Thanksgiving day.

Game Kickoff time TV channel
Bears at Lions 12:30 p.m. ET Fox, fuboTV
Raiders at Cowboys 4:30 p.m. ET CBS, fuboTV
Bills at Saints 8:20 p.m. ET NBC, fuboTV


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